KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK ?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
How many Kybella treatments do I need?
Since everyone’s profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Our healthcare specialist will determine how many sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your supplemental fat and your personal goals. Kybella treatment sessions are given about 1 month apart.
How is Kybella given?
Kybella is injected under the skin directly into the area beneath your chin. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
You may be treated with a topical numbing medicine or an ice pack to ease pain and make you comfortable during the injections.
Kybella injection must be given in a series of up to 6 treatment sessions in order to be effective. You may receive up to 50 injections at each session.
Each treatment session should be spaced no less than 1 month apart. Many people have had visible results after 2 to 4 sessions.
Your doctor will determine the right number of injections and how many sessions you need, depending on the results you want.
Approved Use and Important Safety Information
What is KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL ?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.
Who should not receive KYBELLA®?
You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take,
including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?
- KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), or trouble swallowing.
- The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
- These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
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